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  • It's safe to say Aikwood Tower is no ordinary holiday rental...all rooms are individual and charming...incredibly comfortable Swedish DUX beds...

    Red Magazine
  • A fabulous castle in a hidden corner of Scotland with all the luxuries one could wish for after a day exploring the delightful countryside.

    National Geographic
  • Our family really enjoyed our time at Aikwood Tower. It is a very beautiful place. Thank you for this magical experience that our family will never forget.

    Damon Cooley, Texas
  • It was an amazing experience, very magical, had a wonderful time.

    Chloe Marchant, County Durham
  • The Tower is beyond amazing and we had a lovely time.

    The Wadham family
  • Have had a wonderful couple of days celebrating our silver wedding anniversary with friends in this wonderful building. The Tower is perfect for an event like this. Caterers were fantastic and the food excellent.

    Peter & Alison Hogan, Musselburgh
  • Listed in 'Four of the best private homes for house parties.' A stylish, incredibly comfortable holiday rental.

    Daily Telegraph
  • Aikwood Tower is one of Scotland's finest examples of understated luxury...and has all the trappings of the 21st century whilst maintaining a unique medieval allure.
  • Aikwood is a triumph of imagination, creation and recreation.

    Baroness Linklater, Scotland
  • Named in 'Top 12 most spectacular self-catered properties'. Look out across the spectacular wilderness of the Ettrick fires to toast toes in front of and a great hall for boozy banquets.

    The Sunday Times

Understated luxury in the Scottish Borders

Without a doubt, we offer some of the best luxury accommodation in the Scottish Borders - there's no better place to revive your batteries!

Built in the 1540s, our striking Grade A-listed tower house is full of authentic medieval castle charm - from the spiral staircase that winds its way through the heart of the building to the enormous crackling fire in the Great Hall. It has now been lovingly restored and renovated into five-star boutique accommodation without comprimising on the integrity of the original building. With five en-suite bedrooms (sleeping eleven guests) and four reception rooms there's ample room for relaxing and socialising!

Located 40 miles south of Edinburgh in the heart of the Ettrick Forest - the ancient hunting ground of Scottish royalty up to the days of Mary Queen of Scots - the stunning local landscape around Aikwood Tower offers some of the finest walks, cycling, shooting and fishing in Scotland, among many other leisure activities.

Whether you are looking for peace, calm and to be left alone to enjoy your stay on a self-catered basis or wish to be spoilt by local caterers with fine food and drink, the discreet, efficient and friendly staff of Aikwood Tower will ensure your stay is a happy and memorable one.